Lobster Cave

4.5
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497 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Seafood
At Lobster Cave the indescribably delicious Ferg Burger continues to draw families, couples and group bookings from all over Melbourne. Indeed, the Cave regularly takes interstate phone bookings from people traveling to Melbourne, who see a night at the Lobster Cave as the dining highlight of their trip!

Lobster Cave invite you to whet your appetite by browsing through our extensive online a la carte and specially designed set menus. At the Lobster Cave, we insist on offering only the very freshest seafood, prepared with innovation and served in style! We cater for all tastes and budgets and offer a private function room for all corporate and social occasions.The Lobster Cave is fully licensed and B.Y.O. bottled wine is invited with no corkage charge.
What 497 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely meal here. Seafood was fresh and tasty. Complimentary extras such as the pre-dinner nibbles and the nip of port after the meal made us feel special. Only thing I didn't like was that I booked my table online for the time that I wanted and in the afternoon on the day we were dining I received not one but two phone calls during the day asking if we could change the seating time.

OT
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lobster cave one of the best places to eat seafood. With a variety of high quality food being served. Hamish and staff were very friendly and knowledgeable in their wines and food. Would be going back again!!!

OT
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter and I had a fabulous seafood feast for lunch. The choice of fresh & tasty seafood and salads was superb, the service was fast and friendly and the ambience was relaxed. I’ve rated everything about the Lobster Cave 10/10 with no hesitation to recommend to any age for any occasion. In fact I already have! It’s a guaranteed return visit for us asap. My only regret is that I don’t live closer, but it’s definitely worth the drive!

OT
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Exquisite food, excellent wine, nice background music and ambience, professional and friendly service.

OT
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I had an amazing experience food was premium standard
I org this for my partners birthday and will definitely go back for special occasions
Thank you lobster team

OT
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dining at the Lobster Cave is always just wonderful.

OT
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As soon as we walked in we were greeted as though we were long time friends and our waiter Neil looked after our every wish. Each course was amazing and could not have been improved. We each had different courses and yet each dish was simple perfection. The atmosphere was happy, busy yet not at all noisy or overbearing.
A fantastic night and we and our dearest friends remembered the times we came to the Lobster Cave decades ago, a success story then and utter perfection now. 10/10

OT
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

This was a horrible experience I have been in bed for 3 days with confirmed good poisoning.
The worst $240 I have ever spent

When I am well again I will be writing an offical review

OT
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food

OT
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Haven't been to the restaurant for around 15 years. The meal and staff were very good. The Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc offered as part of the meal was very nice with hints of passionfruit.

I was somewhat disappointed the desert shown in the offer was Bombe Alaska however we received Crème Brulee.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything’s perfect! ♥️✨

OT
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding dinner for our anniversary plus superb service (Yannis).

OT
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been to Lobster Cave many times. Took hubby for his birthday. Didn’t disappoint as usual. Thanks again to all the great friendly staff there.

OT
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our lunch which was expertly served in a friendly manner.

OT
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic, very friendly staffs.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Waitlists and impressive for my wife’s birthday. Beautiful food and exceptional service. Highly recommend👍

OT
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Very disappointing. We travelling over an hour to dine at Lobster Cave. We felt uncomfortable and ignored. Our less than average food was bought out and jammed on our very small table so quick we didn't have time to sip our first drink which my husbands beer did not arrive until sometime during our meal.

OT
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Slow service, forgot the extra sides that we had ordered, cheese plate was not enjoyable. We had to send back the mussels as they were too salty but when we got them back they were lovely, I believe my husband received a different dish to what was ordered as well. The sauce that came with his steak though was amazing! The three half lobsters were good although feel as though the prawn pilaf doesn't work well with that.

OT
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very friendly venue with great food and service

GB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Its been a few years since our last visit to the Lobster Cave. This time it was a special occasion but in future it could become a habit.

OT
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We used our Groupon vouchers today. What an amazing deal. From the time we were greeted and escorted to our table, to the time we left, the staff were so accommodating and friendly. There was a lovely choice of dishes to choose from. The food was delicious, with quite generous servings. We were given a complimentary soft shell prawn to start off with and after Entrée, Main and dessert we were also given complimentary bailey tastings and chocolate balls to finish. What a great experience.Thankyou

OT
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Embarrassing experience using their members club deal and even after one of the staff members sorted it out the food was average. My husbands meal was pub quality and my pasta had over cooked fish then undercooked prawn?! The dessert was amazing though!

OT
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful meals especially oysters! Excellent & pleasant service (Jordan) and others! Will definitely recommend to family & friends. Looking forward to our next visit!

OT
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dining experience last night to celebrate the first year anniversary of our engagement. We were impressed with the variety of food to choose from, the overall feel of the restaurant, the number of wait staff and the attentiveness/friendliness of the waiters. Food was delicious also. Definitely coming back.

OT
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, generous portions,, friendly staff.

B
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WE had a very enjoyable lunch food was excellent the wine was lovely the service was great
would recommend to all my friends the staff very friendly could not complain about any thing

RC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The lobster gets smaller and smaller since my first coming. Only the shell without meat

OT
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Our dining experience was very disappointing.
We were rushed to fit within the allocated dining slot and not offered coffee or dessert at the end of our 1 hour sitting.
The entree prawn cocktail came and presented with 3 soggy, watery prawns on a bed of undressed mixed leaf coles salad -$50 per serve, how they could justify this is beyond me!! The half cray fish for main was just as bad, it simply came on a plate with not one other thing, not even a granish - $130.00 per serve

OT
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always great
Good variety of drinks
Cosy spot
Love the spot
The only thing is lucky I checked bill as I was going to paying for someone else meal also

OT
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant which I travel nearly an hour across town to go to

OT
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

thank you. I bought lunch for my family because I was not given my free birthday lunch.

OT
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I bought a groupon for a 3 course meal at the Lobster Cave and took my husband here for his bday. It was such good value and the meals were really delicious! Staff were great too.

LH
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, staff were attentive, but not intrusive, food and cocktails spectacular.

OT
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lobster Cave never disappoints! From the amuse buse to start and end with a port and treat, everything in between is delicious.
Lobster bisque AMAZING!! Seafood platter, WOW! Every dish is a winner. The cocktails are great too!
The service is always tops, friendly and lovely staff.
Get yourself down there.

OT
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Grossly overpriced for the quality of food.
Lobster was undercooked. Drink order was forgotten. There was a lot of service staff yet things looked disorganised.

OT
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. A great night out.

OT
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

great food, terrific staff

OT
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at the Lobster Cave. Great meals, wonderful service.
Their specials are always great value.

OT
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fresh seafood, friendly service

OT
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Where else would you spend a Sunday evening with Great service, wonderful staff & food that will keep you coming back for more. All I can say is Delicious 👌🥂🦀🍾🍷. Amazing thankyou Bill Ferg & The Lobster Cave team. Looking forward to many more years of dining experience st The Lobster Cave . I highly recommend to go and gind out for yourself.